1930 Ford Model A
When viewing a 1930 Model A you will notice on the hardtops, there
is a cloth/canvas covering the top. There is much speculation as to
why this is and there are basically 3 reasons for this. Number 1 is
Henry Ford was cheap! Number 2 is steel was in demand and was used
for other efforts, and 3 is the technology for welding such a large
piece of steel did not exist, and even if it was put on, the road
conditions of the time would have certainly quickly bent such a
large panel. I'll go with number 1!
For consignment, a custom creation starting with a basic Model A.
All steel save for the rumble seat, running boards and fenders. A
stout 355ci V8 with a street blower, and all bathed in wonderful
hot rod yellow, open cowled hood and all!
We have no limits to our world, we are only limited by our
imagination. And it kicked in big time on this creation which
retains its original radiator surround and radiator shape, no hood
and along with a single headlight on either side mounted to a
crossbar into the fenders. These are fiberglass and flawless in
their curvaceous design gently rolling down to the running board
covered in rubber. This moves rearward and meets up with another
rounded fender also in fiberglass. The roofline of the car remains
unchopped, and to top is canvas. On the back a fiberglass rumble
seat lid opens up to reveal what is now a trunk space. Split dual
bar bumpers frame the bottom end, and some shiny zoom tubes peek
out from the center. 15-inch Weld Draglite polished wheels are
wrapped in front by 165/80R15's and in back 31x10.5x15LT's. A ray
of hot rod sunshine.
Door panels are covered with a suede like broadcloth and use black
field with some gray striping running through the panel. A pouch is
stitched in the middle for extra storage. Black velour covers the
high back buckets with some gray piping on the bolster's edges. On
the floor which is covered with black carpeting we see a Hurst
shifter. The black painted long eyebrow design metal dash has a
series of round gauges put in, a 10 disc CD changer, digital
AM/FM/Cassette radio with a remote. A Lecarra Ford badged steering
wheel is fronting the dash, and a nice black vinyl headliner is
Out in the open is behind the radiator for all the world to see is
a consignor-stated 355ci V8 that has a small street supercharger.
On top is a 4-barrel carb with a round chrome air cleaner cover
that also hides the underlying street screw. On the back is a TH400
3 speed automatic transmission, and this pushes power back to a
Ford 9-inch pumpkin. Headers and plenty of chromed bolt ons for
this open-air beautiful build.
Clean as a whistle underneath with black painted straight rust-free
steel. A 4-bar suspension upfront and 4 link with coilovers are now
on back, disk brakes are upfront and drums on back, and a
Flowmaster exhaust snakes its way from the headers to the dual zoom
pipe rear exit.
All good, and all working great this 8 cylinder has some stuff to
offer up on the power front. Braking was solid and bias free and
handling very good as well. All worked just great, and I had a
devil of a time getting in and out!
You will definitely be the only person in your neighborhood with
this custom Model A rod, cooker and looker, shades of the early hot
rod styling, all bathed in screaming yellow and chrome trimmings.
Hand me a long neck and let's git!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.